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Mountmellick Community School  put a contingency plan in place allowing it to reopen after the midterm break. File photograph: Google Street View

Mountmellick Community School in Co Laois put a contingency plan in place allowing it to reopen after the midterm today, despite half its staff being (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said the teachers’ deal reached with the INTO and TUI will cost about €20 million. File photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Recently recruited teachers will receive a pay boost of €2,000 over the next year or so while rent allowance to the value of €4,000 will be restored f(...)

ASTI protest: The Department of Education said that penalties, which were provided for under financial emergency legislation (Fempi Act) introduced last year, would be applied to teachers in voluntary secondary schools as the ASTI was the representative union in this sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Education has instructed school managers to immediately impose financial and other penalties on members of the ASTI for repudiating(...)

The Haddington Road deal formally expires on Thursday night, leaving employer unions and staff associations  outside a collective agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and second-level teachers, like the bulk of public servants, receive regular incremental pay rises as they move along in their careers. And whi(...)

Other unions which have accepted, with great reluctantce, unpalatable measures of their own under the various agreements will be watching carefully to see how the Government now deals with the ASTI. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The decisive vote by second level teachers who are members of the ASTIto cease carrying out 33 additional hours per year agreed as part of the origina(...)

The Department of Education has warned that teachers they risk losing up to €31,000 over the next four years if they follow through with the proposed industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the secondary teachers’ union the ASTI has appealed directly to members to support a ballot that would see them cease working 33 hours of (...)

The Government has signalled it will abolish the two-tier public service pay structure which has seen thousands of recently recruited gardaí, teachers(...)

The backdrop to potential industrial conflict in schools is that the ASTI and the TUI rejected the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay

The next few weeks will be critical if potentially serious industrial action by teachers and the closure of schools next autumn is to be avoided. Tal(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the planned strikes will damage students’ interests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Plans by second level teachers to hold strikes in the autumn in protest at proposed reforms to the Junior Certificate are unwarranted and will damage(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: “inappropriate for her to engage while a new government is being formed”

Schools may face widespread industrial action next autumn if teachers with the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) propose next month to stop working add(...)

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